Only logged in members can reply and interact with the post.
Join Similar Worlds today 禄

Does anyone else eat candy by color?

We have these "dropstaafjes" that come in 5 different colors. An entire bag looks fairly well mixed:

But I tend to eat an equal number of each color at once and often noticed I ran out of the first color halfway the entire stash and other colors followed fairly quickly well before the bag was empty. So one day I decided to separate them by color right after opening a new bag:

I even counted them:
- 76 white
- 76 orange
- 59 red
- 42 green (almost half of the most prominent colors)
- 21 black (even less than 1/3 of the most prominent colors!)

This is the first time I counted candies, but I have a feeling the same goes for gummy bears and other types that are a mix of more than one color.

Oldest First | Newest First | Top
Email them and ask... now you have me wondering why, too... 馃
PhpPhoenix31-35, M
[@421598,Becksta] It's probably capitalism. I suspect the costs of different colors are not the same and they add more of the cheap ones and less of the expensive ones, to the limit of making it appear well mixed at first sight.
[@1125975,PhpPhoenix] I can't see the cost per unit being that high, though... we aren't talking about Lego here...
PhpPhoenix31-35, M
[@421598,Becksta] no, but they probably produce billions per day. Then an increase of 0.01 cents still counts up quickly.
CookieCrumbs41-45, F
I do the same thing鈥. I don鈥檛 count them though鈥. But I eat them by colors鈥
PhpPhoenix31-35, M
[@660851,CookieCrumbs] I usually don't count them either. This was a first to prove my suspicion. Apparently I was 100% right though. Selling packages like this should be illegal!
CookieCrumbs41-45, F
You know why I don鈥檛 count them? Because it would bother me that the colors are not evenly distributed鈥 Look at you!!馃槄
PhpPhoenix31-35, M
[@660851,CookieCrumbs] a wise decision! 馃槍
I tend to eat the blue M&Ms last, because they taste the best to me. I hardly eat them anymore, but as a kid I would divide them up just like your pic, and count them. It bothered me too, when the numbers didn't match up perfectly, lol
MarkPaul22-25, M
You're doing and eating them wrong.
PhpPhoenix31-35, M
[@8638,MarkPaul] No, you are!
MarkPaul22-25, M
[@1125975,PhpPhoenix] You don't even have proper training.
PhpPhoenix31-35, M
[@8638,MarkPaul] how dare you? I've trained for this my entire life!
LucyFuhr51-55, F
OMG I thought I was the only freak that did that LMAO
Not with those though, for me, it's Jelly Bellys...and they have tons of colors and flavors.

People buy me great big mixed bags for holidays and birthdays just to watch me obsess over getting them organized like that.
I can't even eat one til they're all in proper piles.
PhpPhoenix31-35, M
[@8345,LucyFuhr], [@660851,CookieCrumbs] Reacting with a heart isn't enough. I need this one: 馃グ
LucyFuhr51-55, F
[@660851,CookieCrumbs] I don't get it though 'cause I'm fine with other candy...even other jelly beans.

It's [b][i]only[/i][/b] the Jelly Bellys that trigger me 馃槄
CookieCrumbs41-45, F
A fixation with Jelly Bellys 馃槂

I started with M&Ms when I was a kid鈥
Then gummy bears. 馃槃
Darkskiescoming46-50, M
Of course I eat by color. Lol
ginnyfromtheblock22-25, F
oh i absolutely do this. i sort everything in my life by color too. books, pens, clothes鈥
CookieCrumbs41-45, F
I had that phase too. 馃槄 But now I only do it with the clothes.

Do you have a ranking for your colours?
ginnyfromtheblock22-25, F
[@660851,CookieCrumbs] hahha i鈥檝e done it all my life. it soothes my synesthesia

everything has to be in rainbow order!!
CookieCrumbs41-45, F
Yeah, that鈥檚 helpful! 馃槂
AdaXI41-45, T
I have a similar thing going on but I'd simply eat all of one colour, then move on to another colour and eat all of those. I've absolutely no idea why I have an impulse to eat any assorted sweets one pacific type at a time.

Anyway thankfully eating one section at a time I don't keep a count like you do, as I know full well this all being like a mentally impulsive thing that would probably drive me fucking insane, LOLZ!馃槃
Of course I eat by colors but they also have to be facing all the same way
PhpPhoenix31-35, M
[@27856,Jlhzfromep] of course. That's a given.
Are they all different flavours?
PhpPhoenix31-35, M
[@406205,InOtterWords] not really. There maybe be minor differences, but you to really pay attention to notice and that may be more psychological than an actual difference.
KaliKali18-21, F
That's a nice color palette
ScarletMoonEmpire36-40, F
[c=359E00]black coloring is more expensive than the rest[/c]
More by flavour than color, if they tasted the same I wouldn't care, lol. I tend to go for yellow first because they tend to be citrus flavoured. And somehow red ones used to be the dullest or least tasty ones when I was a kid so now I'm still somehow subconsciously discriminatory against them. 馃槀
adorbz22-25, F
when i have jelly beans i separate them and make sure i always leave one of every colour until the end 馃お
PhpPhoenix31-35, M
[@1027452,adorbz] oh, I should do that too! End the experience with a positive note. Eat towards an equal mix instead of variation getting smaller over time.

Post Comment
30289 people following
Personal Stories, Advice, and Support
New Post
Associated Groups Category Members